Today’s game vs White Sox
Kershaw looking for Win # 1
Clayton Kershaw is still looking for his 1st Major League win. It might happen today.
If he follows Eric Stults performance, he will have a great chance in getting it.
What a great game by Eric Stults last night. Seeing him pitch in the late innings, I
was hoping for him to finish the game and he did. 4 hit shutout complete game. Well he got to finish the game with help of Russell Martin. I’m sure the Dodgers 5 runs that they got early in the game helped relaxed Stults. Knowing he had a big lead, he just needs to pitch his game. Congrats Eric!
Ozzie / Arizona
Ozzie Guillen on sharing a Glendale, Ariz. spring training facility with the Dodgers next year: “It’s going to be a White Sox town. It’s going to be black and white. Just kidding.” If he really was kidding, then that’s cool. If not, then I disagree. I know Arizona has alot of transplanted fans from all over U.S.A. Starting next year the Cactus League will have all of the N.L. West and A.L. West teams. Plus you have both Chicago teams, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Martiners and Texas Rangers. There are talks about the Cleveland Indians also joining the league soon. Out of all those teams, the Chicago Cubs own the state of Arizona. There are alot of Cubs fans. I went past this February to Mesa, Arizona to check out the Cubs practice and get some autographs and there was so many of Cubs fans. Guess what the fans were doing ? They were just watching them practice! There was no spring training game, there was nothing! Just practice! When I parked my car I noticed so many cars in the parking lot with Illinois license plates. You got alot of Senior Citizens that are from Chicago but come to Arizona to retire there. As of right now, the Cubs own the state. I don’t know if the Dodgers will have the same effect, but I know alot of fans from Los Angeles will be driving to Glendale, Arizona to watch the boys in blue. I think it was time and they will be closer to us. Glendale will be a Dodger town! Check out the following pictures. Back in November I drove to Glendale. They had a ground breaking ceremony for the Dodgers and White Sox. Scully, Jarrin, McCourt, Steiner and others were there. It was a free public event. I will share with you some pictures that I took that day. Picture # 1 is basically all sand. Picture # 2 you can see Vin Scully helping with the ground breaking. Picture # 3 Glendale Spring Training Complex.
MLB comes up with many great items. This summer the All-Star Game will be held in
Yankee Stadium, and MLB will be placing team decorated Statues of Liberty throughout New York City. There are 41 different All-Star Statues. The Dodgers have 2 of them. A Brooklyn and Los Angeles version. Cool! You can buy a mini version of those statues by clicking here. They go for $ 24.99
Remember to keep voting for Russell Martin ! Do it now ! You can vote by clicking here. Vote ! Vote ! If you haven’t read this entry on why you should vote for Martin then do it now. Stadium voting for the All-Star Game ended Wednesday, but fans can still vote for their favorite players at dodgers.com
This is a video of Landon Heying. He is the owner of True Blue Tattoo located in Los Feliz, Ca. I’m not into tattoo’s but maybe you are. I know a buddy (Raymond who would want a couple) who will visit soon 🙂
Today’s game vs White Sox
Time: 7:10 p.m.
LHP Eric Stults (1-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. White Sox RHP Gavin Floyd (8-3, 3.19)
Stars & Stripes Hat
MLB announced that all 30 teams will wear special Stars & Stripes caps as part of “Welcome Back Veterans” initiative during the 4th of July weekend and also on September 11th. That’s awesome. Cool idea. You can buy them now on MLB Shop by clicking here. I got to get a Dodger hat. I liked how the A’s and Mariners hat came out. Just in case you are wondering about the Blue Jays hat, they don’t have the Stars and Stripes. It’s a Canadian flag. Retail price of these limited edition hats go for $ 34.99
Buehrle is cheap
I have heard before there is a award for a Father of the year. I’m not sure if there is a
award for Son of the year ? If there is, maybe Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle should get one. Yeah right…He pitched last night against the Dodgers. He had a great game. Well, who wouldn’t have a great game against that terrible Dodgers offense ? Let’s be realistic, our offense is…I have no words to describe it. But anyways, Mark pitched 8 innings allowing only 1 run. Also during the game, he was able to get strikeout # 1000 of his career. His father, John Buehrle, likes to watch his son pitch in person. He does it often and travels alot to see him. But he didn’t travel to Los Angeles to see Mark pitch. Why ? Well you are aware of the high gas prices around the country, which causing inflated prices, including airline tickets. According to MLB.com, the reason John didn’t travel to L.A. is because of high prices on airline tickets.
With the cost of last-minute travel from the Midwest to California a little bit too prohibitive in this specific instance, Mark Buehrle was on his own with one out in the eighth inning and sitting just one strikeout away from this milestone.
You might think that would affect the average person but not Mark Buehrle, who in his career has made over $ 28 Million Dollars and during the off-season he signed a $ 56 Million extension ! Wow, Mark, couldn’t spare your own Dad some pocket change ?
Simers vs Colletti
T.J Simers interviews Ned Colletti.
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Brooklyn, N.L., 1947-1956
A player of extraordinary ability renowned for his electrifying style of play. Over 10 seasons hit .311, scored more than 100 runs six times, named to six All-Star teams and led Brooklyn to six pennants and its only World Series title, in 1955. The 1947 Rookie of the Year and the 1949 N.L. MVP when he hit a league-best .342 with 37 steals. Led second basemen in double plays four times and stole home 19 times. Displayed tremendous courage and poise in 1947 when he integrated the modern major leagues in the face of intense adversity.
More info here.
I will leave you with a video (May 19, 2008 The Key Club/West Hollywood) of Brad Penny rocking the night life. Imagine Steel Panther, Vince Vaughn, Tom Morello (from RATM?) and other unknown people with Brad Penny on the stage. I guess Penny will miss his L.A. night life once the Dodgers ship him out of town. On around 33 seconds, Penny sings a little, around 49 seconds you can see him more clearly (he is the one with a hat) Around 30 seconds you will see 2 guys raising their arms. I was told it was 2 Dodgers but the person that sent me this tip, didn’t want to inform me who it was. I’m taking a guess…it looks like Joe Beimel and Russell Martin ? Who knows… Later! Peace!
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2008 All-Star Game Yankee Stadium
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Results updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2008